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- The Hornbill Festival is a celebration held every year from 1 – 10 December, in Nagaland .
- It is also called the ‘Festival of Festivals’.
- To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of Nagaland, the Government of Nagaland organizes the Hornbill Festival .
- The first festival was held in 2000.
- The festival is named after the Indian hornbill, the large and colourful forest bird which is displayed in the folklore of most of the state’s tribes.
- The Hornbill Festival is held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama which is about 12 km from Kohima.
- All the tribes of Nagaland take part in this festival.
- The aim of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and display its extravaganza and traditions.